UPDATE: Names Released In Stabbing Incident In Raleigh County

UPDATE: DANIELS, WV (WOAY) – Identity of two victims in a stabbing that occurred in Raleigh County have been released.

On Thursday, July 10, 2018, at around 7 pm, State Police were dispatched to a home at 130 Louisa Lane in Daniels, Wv in reference to two subjects armed with knives.

Once State Police arrived on the scene they discovered the two subjects involved in the encounter were Jami Kathleen Rice of Weston, WV and Joseph Cart O’Conner of Beckley, WV.

Both were transported by EMS to Raleigh General Hospital for treatment.  Joseph Bart O’Conner passed away due to his wounds and Jami Kathleen Rice were transported to CAMC via life flight where she remains in ICU.

The investigation is still ongoing.


DANIELS, WV (WOAY) – One person is dead and another in critical condition after a stabbing.

Sgt. Goodson with the West Virginia State Police tells WOAY that a call came in at around 7 pm Thursday evening of a stabbing.  When Troopers arrived they found a male and female victim with stab wounds. Both were transported to a local hospital.  The male victim passed away due to his injuries and the female is in critical condition at CAMC.

West Virginia State Police is investigating the incident and more details will be released when they are available.

Stay with WOAY News for updates on this developing story.

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